Travis Head, an Australian batter, has stated that he is doubtful if he would be included in the starting XI for the forthcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Starting on June 14, Australia will play Sri Lanka in a five-match One-Day International series. Head is in the Australia A team, which will play one-day and first-class matches in Sri Lanka, and the ODI squad that left for Colombo.
I Would Like To Push For A Place In The Side: Travis Head
“I’m realistic in that Davey (Warner) and Finchy are back together at the top of the order, and then you’ve got a middle-order that’s so set in that side it’s a hard one to get into” Travis was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“I think the plan is to see the lay of the land for the first couple of ODIs and, if the opportunity isn’t quite there and a spot doesn’t open up, then there’s a chance for me to play in the second Australia A (four-day) game and turn my focus to the Test series.”
“I’m probably the unfortunate one at the moment who’s just out of that ODI starting XI, but it’s great to be back in the squad and I hope I’ve been able to force the selectors’ hand a bit over the last 18 months or so with domestic form and then in Pakistan, I’ll try to keep banging the door down, and that’s all you can really do,” he added.
“I know my record (as an ODI opener) stacks up okay, and I’ve had some success there, but I’ve always said there are not many batters in the world who don’t want to bat as high as they can in one-day cricket,” said head-on batting up in order.
Travis is looking forward to playing in the forthcoming ODI series against England, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and New Zealand, rather than focusing on the 2023 World Cup.